It is amazing how small touches can make such a big difference in the garden, or on the patio.
It doesn’t take a lot to take your backyard living from good to great, and we hope these DIY backyard ideas help!
Decorative Pool Spitters
I will admit that I had a little bit of help with this particular project, but I’m so happy with how it turned out.
Long story short, I wanted something better than a standard hose for topping up the water in the pool, so when I was having my irrigation system installed, I asked them to add a line but leave the piping open so that I could adjust it to a standard hose fitting.
I then picked up a couple of pond spitters at the local home improvement store, built a little ledge to secure them to the deck posts and… VOILA!
I get the biggest Ews and Ahs whenever I turn these on.
So much so that – soon after – I tapped into the pool piping so that the water could circulate through these pool spitters any time I wanted (without adding any more water to the pool).
If you don’t have an inground sprinkler system to tap into, these can easily be made with standard garden hoses as well.
Tea Cup Vertical Garden
A collection of old tea cups are mounted onto a tile wall to create this delightful and unique vertical garden. A great way to give new life to some broke dishes!
DIY Letter-Shaped Hanging Succulent Garden
A fun way to personalize your backyard or patio, these DIY succulent gardens can be crafted to create a monogram.
Obviously, this project will be easiest with one of the straighter letters (A, E, F, H, K, I, L, M, N, T, V, Y, and Z and a little harder (aka take more skills than I could ever hope to possess) if you need to “curve” the wood.
Poured Concrete Piano Garden Path
Music lovers rejoice! This garden path, made using a light and dark poured concrete to simulate the keys of the piano, is truly delightful!
DIY Lady Bug & Bumble Bee Tic Tac Toe Garden Table
This is a cute project that you can involve the whole family in both the creation and the future fun of playing games of Tic Tac Toe.
Get the younger generation busy painting the rocks (this cute version uses Lady Bugs and Bumble Bees, but you can pick two images from whatever theme you prefer.
The table top can be cut from scratch or reclaimed from an old piece of furniture, burned and/or routered to create the lines and then screwed into an old tree trunk to maintain a rustic feel.
DIY Succulent Garden Pallet Table
This super-simple rustic garden table uses an old crate that has been adjusted to create a living succulent garden in the middle. No need to put out a fancy centerpiece for garden parties when you have a beautiful one growing for you!
DIY Garden Trellis and Solar Lanterns
Source: Kippi at Home
As featured in our 2019 Spring Garden Roundup, this lovely lattice privacy divider and DIY solar lanterns creates a beautiful focal point in the garden.
Sliced Tree Stump Stepping Stones
This might not be for everyone, but I love the rustic look of this yard treatment. It would be perfect for a country home, cabin, or lodge.
Here, you can see a similar approach, but this has been used to create a walking path to the deck. Still a lovely, rustic approach… but much less time consuming!
DIY Farmhouse Terra Cotta Herb Garden
Source: Just the Perfect Piece
All you need is a few Terra Cotta pots, some chalk paint & sealer, some robe or ribbons to decorate, a letter stencil (or a very steady hand) and your own choice of decorative attachments (although the Bees ARE adorable) and you too can have a quaint and practical herb garden made from plain old pots.